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Japanese and Russian Politics

Polar Opposites or Something in Common?

  • Takashi Inoguchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Japan and Russia: Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy

  3. Japanese Politics: Leaders, Political Parties, and Economic Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Takashi Inoguchi
      Pages 17-31
    3. Dmitry Streltsov
      Pages 33-52
  4. Russian Politics: Leaders, Kremlin and Politics of Vperyod (Forward)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. William Smirnov
      Pages 55-71
    3. Nobuo Shimotomai
      Pages 73-89
  5. Japan and Russia Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Yutaka Harada
      Pages 93-111
    3. Liubov Karelova
      Pages 113-131
  6. Japanese Foreign Policy: “searching for an Honorable Place in the World”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Shigeki Hakamada
      Pages 135-143
    3. Sergey V. Chugrov
      Pages 145-161
  7. Russian Foreign Policy: Vperyod (Russia Go Forward) Eastward?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Akio Kawato
      Pages 165-183
    3. Sergey Oznobishchev
      Pages 185-206
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-224

About this book


This volume offers a comparative analysis of Japanese and Russian politics in the 2010s, examining both domestic dimensions and foreign policy. A bi-national collaborative effort, the volume is structured to offer perspectives on each country from both Russian and Japanese scholars. An introduction by Takashi Inoguchi gives a historical overview of the two countries' paths to development as 'late comers' vis-à-vis the West in the late nineteenth century. The analysis that follows reveals that Japan and Russia have come to acquire genuinely striking contrasting features: frequent leadership change despite extraordinary societal stability and continuity in Japan and infrequent leadership change despite extraordinary ups and downs in Russia.


Comparative analysis dictatorship economic policy foreign policy Policy Political Parties politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Takashi Inoguchi
    • 1
  1. 1.TokyoJapan

About the editors

Takashi Inoguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan Dmitry V Streltsov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia William Smirnov, Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of National Economy and Civil Service, Russia Nobuo Shimotomai, Hosei University, Japan Yutaka Harada, Waseda University, Japan Karelova Liubov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Hakamada Shigeki, University of Niigata Prefecture, Japan Sergei Chugrov, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Akio Kawato, Waseda University, Japan Sergey Oznobishchev, Institute for Strategic Assessments, Russia

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